Business School Applications Mentorship Program
1:1 MBA/MIM Admissions
Mentorship & Hand-Holding For Your Target Schools
What Our Mentees Say About Us
PARUL RANA, SMITH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMIT
"I partnered with Career Edge for my ISB YLP application and interviews and got an admit from ISB.
Since I had never given an MBA interview before, I needed guidance on where to begin with. Sarthak helped me a lot in identifying the unique points in my profile and showcasing them.
He also helped me with probable questions that could be asked in the interview. We had multiple mock interview sessions so that I could get comfortable and be prepared for the actual interview. In just a few days, I felt much more confident and could ace my actual interview.
The in-depth review of the profile and helping me find out the strong and unique points about myself really helped me in the interview conversation."
"I took Career Edge's help to prepare for my ISB interview after wasting a lot of my money on another admissions consulting firm which didn't help me at all in my essays. Sarthak was very helpful in handholding all my queries, explaining his own ISB interview journey, the questions I can expect, and how to best answer them. Most of the questions that we did were also asked in my actual interview and I thank CE for their support in my admit"
"The mentors at Career Edge over time and connects helped me in several ways. Much before the interview shortlists, they helped me better picture what exactly is the PGP program at ISB and how might it align with my short-term and long-term goals. They emphasized certain skill sets that are required in any ISB or MBA cohort and then helped me chalk down the action plan on how I could try to achieve such skill sets. They helped me figure out the unique elements in my profile that I can potentially use in the future to make a difference/value add to the cohort."
"I connected with Sarthak (my mentor and ISB alumnus) on multiple occasions. He guided me on ISB’s admission process and we had detailed discussions of which questions to expect in the interview based on my profile, followed by mock interview sessions and feedback on my performance. The sessions really helped in polishing my answers, body language, and confidence for the real interview."
"Career Edge provided me with very helpful notes on what experiences to highlight in my essays. Sarthak who was my mentor and is also an alum of ISB helped me streamline and focus on the right things, while still maintaining my voice in my writing. The mock interviews also let me know what to expect in the real thing, and helped me prepare my answers and ease my nerves."
"Thanks to Sugandha (my CE mentor) and the entire Career Edge team for your valuable insights and guidance on my Rotman and ISB application journey. It is because of your help that I was able to confidently tackle my interviews and get admits to both schools."
"Thank you to the team for your patience and end-to-end guidance for my applications. The way you helped me with essay writing from scratch, helped me form a narrative, and then helped me with mock interviews was immensely helpful. You guys were as invested as me in my journey."
"Through Career Edge, I was able to gain 100% clarity on the ISB interview process, what is asked, and how to answer it. It also pushed me to structure and connect my answers to my larger goals. Since I had barely 3 days to prepare for the interview, this guidance really changed the game for me."
“My Career Edge mentor gave me a very detailed idea of the MBA interview, directions to prepare for it, and helped to solve all the doubts I had. Many questions we discussed were actually asked in my interview.”
“I've known Sarthak Verma even before thinking to apply to ISB and when I decided to apply, I reached out to him on the last day of the deadline to review my essays that session was very fruitful and he reviewed my essays into the final cut.”
“My journey with CE has been great. My mentors have been so invested in my journey, the entire experience was very personalized and revolved around using my strengths correctly and areas to work on before the application/interview.”
“The guidance has been really insightful and has helped me understand what are the key areas I should focus on and provided me with great clarity about the ISB MBA process. I am really thankful to the CE team for all the support and timely mentorship.”
“I took help and mentorship from Sarthak from Career Edge for my Rotman MBA applications and got an admit.
The way in which the 1:1 mentorship sessions was conducted was genuinely unique and helpful for me to write my essays with the CE team and also prepare for the interviews.
Thank you CE”
"I worked with Sarthak & team Career Edge on the ISB application and interview preparation and got a PGP admit from the school.
Sarthak has a lot of clarity of the application process. His approach was very structured and he knew exactly how to highlight my strengths and create a strong application in terms of the essays I submitted. The mock interview sessions really helped me to improve my answers as well as my confidence.
It was a great experience working with CE. The support I got made the entire process very smooth."
"I took 1:1 mentorship with Sarthak from team Career Edge for my ISB applications and got an MBA admit from the school.
In the initial sessions, he helped me write my essays and ascertain what I should focus on, to stand out. When I received an interview invite, he initially helped me understand what sort of questions can be asked. Then we finalised the content for the questions and scheduled mock interviews. He gave me pin-pointed feedback on what to improve, and that really worked for me in the actual interviews."
" I signed up with Career Edge to write my application for Masters' Union. Sarthak from team CE was my mentor. I got an admit from the school with a 25% scholarship.
We scheduled 1:1 sessions almost everyday and brainstormed on what to portray in my application for me to stand out. Then we got to writing the essays, and reiterated them. We kept on reworking on the drafts till they were perfectly in line with what I wanted to convey to the school.
For interviews, he helped me understand what all questions I would be asked and the best ways to tackle them."
"I worked with Sarthak & team Career Edge for my ISB application/interview preparation and got an MBA admit from the school.
He was very proactive in doing the 1:1 sessions and always went the extra mile to contextualise the content in my application and interview answers. This really helped me in getting a lot more confident before the D-day."
"I took the help of the Career Edge team to prepare for my application with Masters' Union and got into MU with close to a 20% scholarship.
Akshat and Aditya, both helped me throughout the process and were of great assistance.
A big shoutout to the team!"
"I took the help of team Career Edge & Sarthak for my ISB MBA interviews and got an admit in Class of 2024.
He was very proactive in scheduling the live sessions with me as I reached out at the last moment and gave me deep, and honest feedback in mock interviews.
That helped me in the actual conversations and I bagged an admit."
"I partnered with Sarthak from Career Edge for my Masters' Union MBA applications.
Initially, he helped me in refining my essay and making it coherent as it had to be 150 words long. Then we scheduled mock interviews and finalised answers for all possible questions post I got an interview invite. The mock interviews and his feedback helped me a lot on the interview day."
"I took help from Career Edge and Sarthak for writing my Masters' Union application and also giving my interview. Sarthak helped me in brainstorming what to present in the video essay, we did multiple iterations on the script and the content delivery and submitted the application.
Then when I got an interview invite, we did 2-3 mock interviews where he gave me no-nonsense feedback on where to improve. The journey from the first mock to the actual interview was tangentially different and helped me bag an admit"
"Career Edge delivered the best services an MBA Consulting firm can provide. Very very helpful and thanks a ton for your patience and dedication to my MBA applications. Definitely going to recommend CE to others."
"I took mentorship from team CE for preparing for my interviews as part of the IIM-K EPGP application process.
I reached out to Sarthak for interview prep during my MBA admission process with only 2 weeks to spare. Our discussions on improving my answers and identifying response gaps were incredibly helpful. He followed up with a series of mock interviews to ensure my readiness for the actual interview. Always just a message away, he provided insightful guidance on structuring responses and handling potential curveballs. Overall, it was a fantastic experience."
1:1 MBA/MIM Admissions Mentorship Program In Detail
1:1, unlimited zoom-based mentorship sessions and offline feedback on WhatsApp & Email by an alumnus of your target school to help you complete each and every component of your application from scratch.
Everything from writing your business school essays with you and for you from scratch to completing work experience pointers, awards, achievements, hobbies, CV writing and LOR guidance is covered in this mentorship.
We also help you with interview preparation for which we schedule mock interviews with your aligned mentor and they also help you in understanding what questions you can be asked in the interviews and how best to tackle them.
We align you with a mentor from your target school (let’s say it’s ISB). The ISB alumni mentor firstly schedules sessions with you to map your strengths and weaknesses. Then they start discussing essays with you and brainstorm what to write (which work stories/life episodes to mention). Then they write the essays for you and with you in the zoom sessions.
Once the essay drafts are edited and finalised, they get them reviewed from a couple of other alumni of the same school. Then they help you in writing and completing other sections of the application like – LOR, Work Experience, Awards & Achievements, CV and Hobbies.
Once you get an interview call from the target school, the aligned alumni mentor firstly helps you in understanding what all questions you can be asked in the conversation basis your unique context and aspirations. Then they help you in finalising the content of each and every question.
Then they schedule 2-3 mock interviews with you to give you feedback on the delivery of the content and ensure that you are ready to crack it.
You Learn & Get Mentored From Alumni Of Top Schools
DECODING THE INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (ISB) ADMISSIONS PROCESS
UNDERSTANDING HOW INTERVIEWS HAPPEN AT ISB
SESSION WITH ISB ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE
HOW TO GET INTO ISB YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME (YLP)?
MYTHS AROUND ISB PGP APPLICATIONS
SESSION WITH BITSoM ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, this is a completely live course.
For Applications Guidance (Profile evaluation + Essay writing + Interview preparation), we will have a 1:1 mentorship arrangement where you can have unlimited, zoom sessions with an alum from your target school to write your essays from scratch, complete your application, and prepare for interviews.